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So Cal Edison's path to the center of the H-1B debate

Patrick Thibodeau | Feb. 13, 2015
Southern California Edison was known for good pay and benefits before it began laying off IT workers and replacing them with H-1B visa holders.

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Orin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate's High-Tech Task Force, again asserted that the U.S. faces a skills shortage. He is co-sponsoring legislation that will raise the base H-1B cap of 65,000 to as high as 195,000. Hatch, in his speech, did not mention the visa's use in the displacement of U.S. workers at SCE or anyplace else.


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